Reporting from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. This seems to be a major stop over site for whimbrels. there are many large flocks of whimbrels, starting in mid August when the berries are ripe.. They feed on the blueberries and also work the edge of the rocky, seaweedy shores as the tide goes down.Not sure what they are getting there. It is a lovely sight. So more are headed down the coast.
The locals call them "curlews", and used to shoot them freely.
Catherine Cooper-Ellis Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
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